Everything you should know when Moving to Nevada
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If you are planning to relocate to the ‘driest’ state in America, which is also ranked the 49th Smartest State* in the nation, NV Moving Services, extends a warm welcome to you and your family to Nevada!
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As part of our customer education program, we have compiled all the necessary information you will need to know Nevada better. Some of the background history and interesting facts about the state should make you and your family members familiar with your new state of residence.
The U.S. obtained the region in 1848 following the Mexican War, and the first permanent settlement was a Mormon trading post near present-day Genoa. The driest state in the nation, with an average annual rainfall of only about 7 in., much of Nevada is uninhabited, sagebrush-covered desert. The wettest part of the state receives about 40 in. of precipitation per year, while the driest spot has less than 4 in. per year. Nevada was made famous by the discovery of the Comstock Lode, the richest known U.S. silver deposit, in 1859, and its mines have produced large quantities of gold, silver, copper, lead, zinc, mercury, barite, and tungsten. Oil was discovered in 1954. Gold now far exceeds all other minerals in value of production. The state’s leading agricultural industry is cattle and calves. Agricultural crops consist mainly of hay, alfalfa seed, barley, wheat, and potatoes. Nevada manufactures gaming equipment; lawn and garden irrigation devices; titanium products; seismic and machinery monitoring devices; and specialty printing. Lake Tahoe, Reno, and Las Vegas are major resorts. Recreation areas include Pyramid Lake, Lake Tahoe, and Lake Mead and Lake Mohave, both in Lake Mead National Recreation Area. Other attractions are Hoover Dam, Virginia City, and Great Basin National Park (includes Lehman Caves).
Here are some interesting facts about Nevada:
Capital: Carson City
Racial break-up: White: 1,501,886 (75.2%); Black: 135,477 (6.8%); American Indian: 26,420 (1.3%); Asian: 90,266 (4.5%); other race: 159,354 (8.0%); Two or more races: 76,428 (3.8%); Hispanic/Latino: 393,970 (19.7%).
For many years, Reno and Las Vegas were the “divorce capitals of the nation.” Nevada is the gambling capital of the U.S. and a leading entertainment center.
State gambling taxes account for 34.1% of general fund tax revenues.
Although Nevada leads the nation in per capita gambling revenue, it ranks only tenth in total gambling revenue.
Motto: All for Our Country
lower – sagebrush
Trees – single-leaf pinon and bristlecone pine
Bird – mountain bluebird
Animal – desert bighorn sheep
Colors – silver and blue
Rock – sandstone
Precious gemstone – virgin valley black fire opal
Semiprecious gemstone – Nevada turquoise
Grass – Indian ricegrass
Metal – silver
Fish – lahontan cutthroat trout
Reptile – desert tortoise
State artifact – tule duck decoy
Nicknames: Sagebrush State; Silver State; Battle Born State
Origin of name: Spanish: “snowcapped”
10 largest cities: Las Vegas, 545,147; Henderson, 232,146; Reno, 203,550; North Las Vegas, 176,635; Sparks, 82,051; Carson City, 56,062; Elko, 16,685; Boulder City, 15,177; Mesquite, 13,523; Fernley, 11,342
State parks: 24
Residents are called: Nevadan, Nevadian
* The smartest State designation is awarded on the basis of 21 factors selected from Morgan Quitno’s Annual Reference Book, Education State Rankings, 2006-2007. Rates for each of the 21 factors were processed through a formula that measures how a state compares to the national average for a given category. The end result is that the farther below the national average a state’s education ranking is, the lower and less smart it ranks. The farther above the national average, the higher and smarter a state ranks.